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St. Michael's Fountain

August Schmiemann
1902 (copy 1988)

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Description

Statue of St. Michael with sword and shield with text, standing on the dead dragon. On the base texts and a cartouche with a coat of arms with three hearts on a crescent moon.

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Inscription(s)

On the column:
St. Michael
Patronus Germaniae

On the base:

Verlass uns nicht im letzten Streit
Geleit die Seel' zur Ewigkeit.
O hilf uns ringen
Den Feind bezwingen.
Den Heldentod für's Vaterland star-
ben aus dieser Pfarrgemeinde:
R. Gohmann a. 18. Apr. 1864 b. Düppel
J. Schumacher a. 6 Aug. 1870 b. Spi...
G. Schrameijer alt. .... b. C....beü
J. von Kalkstein, a. 22 Octob. ... b. ...
Herr gieb ihnen die eweige Ruhe!

Signed: Schmiemann fecit
Galvanopl. Kunstanstalt. / Geislingen-St.
repl.o. breuing
guss e. anft
1988

Annotation

After a new Catholic church was completed in 1902, the old church was demolished and at the site of the high altar of the old church this statue of the Archangel Michael was built from local and red Eifel sandstone. The monument served also as war memorial.

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Location (N 52°18'55" - E 7°46'45")

Item Code: denw258; Photograph: 13 October 2012
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